Nintendo has revealed some pricing details of their Nintendo Switch Online platform launching this September 2018.
It’ll come with a large library of 20 games, 10 of which have been announced. It’ll also have cloud saves, special deals, and other goodies for subscribers.
Here’s a brief summary of what to expect so far.
Pricing will be as follows:
- One month (solo): $3.99
- Three months (solo): $7.99
- Twelve months (solo): $19.99
- Twelve months (Family): $34.99
There aren’t any 1 or 3-month plans for the Family Membership because these accounts allow up to 8 accounts total which can be spread out worldwide.
Cloud saves will be much-improved and won’t have that horrible save disaster the Switch previously had. Now the cloud platform should be working 100%. No more data wiping! That’s something to be excited about.
And the library of games will have an online feature to play with friends. They can also watch your screen and you can watch theirs and take turns. Screen sharing will also be available s well. Voice chat will be done with an app on smartphones. All games will work offline as well. So far, 10 games have been announced:
- The Legend of Zelda
- Ice Climber
- Balloon Fight
- Donkey Kong
- Dr. Mario
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 3
Nintendo is behind it he online marketplace, but now they hope to claim a market share with their online platform. Switch owners won’t be able to play games without an online payment plan after September 2018. More details to be revealed.
We’ll have to see how this plays out. Stay tuned for updates.